Rev. Robert Stainton & his Family

Resident at 95 Broomspring Lane

Research and Transcribed by Niv Chhabria

The Rev. Robert Stainton lived at 95 Broomspring Lane from 1865 until 1877. He was a church minister at the Garden Street Chapel in Sheffield.

Later,  he sadly spent a number of years in lunatic asylums after suffering a mental breakdown.

His widow, Eliza Hayton Stainton (nee Davis) remained at 95 Broomspring Lane until her death in 1917.

Rev Robert Stainton’ s son Robert Kirk Stainton, by his first wife Elizabeth Warburton was born in Huddersfield, who grew up in Sheffield, but left England 1886 on the “Aigburth” from London to Sydney arriving in Sydney, Australia on 12th May 1886.

Rev. Stainton got married to Eliza Hayton Davis in 1863 at Knaresborough. Robert and Eliza, his second wife, had a son James Hayton Stainton who also lived in Sheffield. James was a journalist and wrote a well-known local book titled ‘The Making of Sheffield’.


 Ms. Jennifer Clark, Australia

Preface of the Making of Sheffield ~ by Local Author James H. Stainton

Rev. Robert Stainton ~ Pastor, Politician & Preacher

Rev. Stainton’ s Open Air Lectures at Paradise Square

Rev. Stainton’ s Interment & Funeral Sermon

Rev. Stainton’ s failing health and demise

Broomhall’s Primeval Philanthropist: Rev. Robert Stainton ~ Part 1

This page was added by Niv C on 09/06/2015.

Comments about this page

  • I read somewhere that he was in a hospital attached to the asylum and died of lung congestion. I beleive his body was returned to Huddersfield where he was buried. Sadly I can’t confirm this as I lost a great deal of information about Robert when my computer died last year. The Stainton Family Forest may still be on Ancestry..

    By catherine stainton (10/10/2015)

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